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If you have a mental illness and you use alcohol, you just sabotaged any treatment and prescribed medication effectiveness. All treatment is rendered useless while alcohol or illicit drugs are in the system.
On Friday night in November 2004. I was so drunk leaving the bar that I didn't know how to get home. I staggered the streets for hours and eventually laid down beside the road and passed out.
The police picked me up and took me home. My wife was deeply hurt and I was ashamed and belittled by the experience. Soon after I found out that my long-term alcohol use was causing my liver to harden around the edges. Alcoholism. I made my mind up to fight back.